A highlight of the IECA conference was the accompanying college visits to surrounding campuses. Admissions offices provided excellent opportunities to meet faculty, hear student panels, and tour campuses in depth. As a tour facilitator, I enjoyed the opportunity to connect with the admissions officers and fellow IECA members. Bryn Mawr is a beautiful women’s college [...]
Amherst campus Amherst College in Amherst, Massachusetts is a highly selective small, liberal arts college with a dynamic and interdisciplinary curriculum. Amherst offers 36 different areas of study and an unusually open curriculum, which includes no core or distribution requirements. Amherst is part of the Five-College Consortium including Smith College, Hampshire College, Mt. Holyoke College, [...]
The University of Vermont, located in the popular college town of Burlington, is an excellent mid-sized choice for students interested in a New England experience. There are just over 10,000 undergraduates, approximately 1500 graduate students, and 460 medical students. UVM boasts many strong programs, with extensive choices in fields from animal science and geology to [...]
Many colleges and universities in North Carolina offer an excellent value. Applicants from the Seattle area are sought after, as few apply or are familiar with the region. Popular schools such as the University of North Carolina, Davidson College and Duke University are the exception, but there are many other options worth considering. For more [...]
George Washington University Washington, DC, offers a myriad of choices for students who are interested in studying in this vibrant urban setting. While many universities boast internships as a way to entice students, accessibility during the school year can be problematic. On the other hand, Washington, DC, provides endless opportunities for research and internships in [...]
Due to technical issues related to the new Common Application platform, some universities are extending their deadlines. Check your college websites for updates on schedules. Listen to this report on the current situation with the Common Application. Technical updates are being added daily on the Common Application website and Facebook page.
The dates and registration deadlines for the SAT, SAT Subject Tests, and ACT tests have been posted for the 2013-2104 academic year. Students should get familiar with the options available as Fall approaches.
Test Anxiety seminar 7:00-8:30pm Thursday, December 5 North Bellevue Community Center 4063 148th Ave NE, Bellevue, WA 98007 This free seminar will help students understand the theory and practice of overcoming test anxiety. Attendees can expect to learn practical ways of dealing with test anxiety to achieve higher scores on the SAT, ACT, GRE, LSAT, [...]
The Common Application went through a complete overhaul this year, and some technical issues are becoming apparent as students dig into their applications. Please keep in mind that it is essential to give yourself plenty of lead time as you prepare to submit your applications. The Common Application is working to resolve these issues but [...]
It pays to do a search on each of your college websites to determine if there are scholarships that require individual applications or have early deadlines. While most merit scholarships are assigned based on a student’s college application and require no additional application, there are a few that are specific to a particular area of [...]
Many summer programs have begun posting applications online. While deadlines are approaching for more competitive programs, others continue to accept students until they fill. Whether you are going to be working, interning, volunteering, exploring or studying, the opportunities are vast and many have scholarships available. For students considering studying subjects in college that require an [...]
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